Will the Data Act open up machine data and help achieve sustainability?

I am delighted to share the preprint of Guido Noto La Diega & Estelle Derclaye, ‘Opening Up Big Data for Sustainability: What Role for Database Rights in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?’ in Ole-Andreas Rognstad, Taina Pihlajarinne, Jukka Mähönen (eds), Promoting Sustainable Innovation and the Circular Economy: Legal and Economic Aspects (Routledge 2022), available at SSRNContinue reading “Will the Data Act open up machine data and help achieve sustainability?”

Should teachers use sex as a remedy to unfair content moderation practices?

Today (Wednesday 6th July 2022), I’ve presented a provoking (not sure whether thought-provoking) paper called “Should teachers use sex as a remedy to unfair content moderation practices?” at the most fun conference of all i.e. Gikii, in its Icelandic edition. In May 2022, OnlyFans creator Kitty Lixo revealed how she dealt with the allegedly unjustifiedContinue reading “Should teachers use sex as a remedy to unfair content moderation practices?”

Fourth Industrial Revolution and European Intellectual Property Law

Tomorrow I will present “Fourth Industrial Revolution and European Intellectual Property Law” at the international conference Intellectual Rights: Challenges of the 21st Century, Tomsk State University 9-13 November 2021. Information on the conference can be found here. The event will be streamed live both in English and in Russian here. My talk will deal with:Continue reading “Fourth Industrial Revolution and European Intellectual Property Law”

Are We Owned? Abstracts and bios of a conversation on Intellectual Property in the algorithmic society

On Friday 8th October 2021, the University of Stirling will host «Are We Owned? A Multidisciplinary and Comparative Conversation on Intellectual Property in the Algorithmic Society», a conference funded by the Modern Law Review and organised by me with support by Arletta Gorecka (Strathclyde / Stirling). Here’s the extended programme, including abstracts and bios. At theContinue reading “Are We Owned? Abstracts and bios of a conversation on Intellectual Property in the algorithmic society”

Death Becomes HE: The Rise of Lecture Capture in the Panopt(ic)o(n)

Can universities force teachers to record their lectures? Are the declarations of academic freedom a mere performance? Are Zombie professors the future? I’ve answered these and other questions yesterday when I presented ‘Death Becomes HE: The Rise of Lecture Capture in the Panopt(ic)o(n)’ at the coolest – and most feline – conference ever: Gikii 2021:Continue reading “Death Becomes HE: The Rise of Lecture Capture in the Panopt(ic)o(n)”

Remote learning and digital wellbeing: data protection and copyright issues

Today with Dr Giulia Schneider (Sant’Anna, Pisa), we’ve presented our research on the data protection, privacy, and copyright issues in remote teaching. What happens when US-based proprietary platforms dispossess our students’ and teachers’ data and contents? Can the platforms’ dodgy T&C prevail on the law? We are thankful to the Nexa Center for Internet &Continue reading “Remote learning and digital wellbeing: data protection and copyright issues”

Call for abstracts: «Are We Owned? A Multidisciplinary and Comparative Conversation on Intellectual Property in the Algorithmic Society»

I am chuffed! The Modern Law Review is funding a one-day conference to be held in Stirling (IN PERSON!) on Friday 8th October 2021. Theme: «Are We Owned? A Multidisciplinary and Comparative Conversation on Intellectual Property in the Algorithmic Society» Intellectual Property (IP) plays a crucial role in allowing uses of new technologies that areContinue reading “Call for abstracts: «Are We Owned? A Multidisciplinary and Comparative Conversation on Intellectual Property in the Algorithmic Society»”

Virtual conference “Hate Speech, Digital Discrimination, and the Internet of Platforms”

I’m pleased to share that, on behalf of GenIUS, Italy’s journal of gender, sexuality, and law, I’ve organised the annual conference of the journal, this year dedicated to “Hate Speech, Digital Discrimination, and the Internet of Platforms.” The conference will be take place on Friday 26th March 2021 at 1-5pm and will be hosted onContinue reading “Virtual conference “Hate Speech, Digital Discrimination, and the Internet of Platforms””

Launch of the Scottish Law and Innovation Network

On Wednesday 31 March 2021 at 4-5pm, there will be the online launch of the Scottish Law and Innovation Network (SCOTLIN), a research network funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and bringing together academics, practitioners, industry, and civil society with expertise in law & innovation and a link to Scotland. I will introduce theContinue reading “Launch of the Scottish Law and Innovation Network”

The IoT issue of the European Journal of Consumer Law is out!

I am delighted to share the news that the IoT issue of the European Journal of Consumer Law / Revue européenne de droit de la consommation is out! It was a pleasure to coordinate this special issue (EJCL 2020/3), collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief Ellen Van Nieuwenhuyze (CJEU), and with the authors Ugo Mattei (University ofContinue reading “The IoT issue of the European Journal of Consumer Law is out!”

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